Packing boxes and preparing for your move can be stressful and a lot of work. Medal of Honor Moving Group provides tips on how to pack your belongings more efficiently to help save money, time, and space.
1 – Gather all Required packing supplies and Moving boxes of different sizes.
You will need different sizes of strong boxes to pack different size items. Make sure you buy strong good quality moving boxes and packing materials. Consult with Medal of Honor Moving Group if you need advice on what to get. Below are some pointers to start with
- Moving boxes of different sizes
- Padding supplies
- Bubble wrap
- Wrapping sheets
- Newspaper, blank newsprint paper.
- Heavy duty packing tape
- Labeling stickers
- Marking Pens
2 – Make a Spacious Packing station at Your current Residence
Wrap each individual item properly with enough layers of wrapping sheets or bubble wrap if necessary. Place items inside of the box with extreme care in a correct position to avoid damages. Heavier items should be placed on the bottom and lighter items on top inside the box.
- Pack heavy items like books and toys etc. inside a small box. Don’t over pack boxes until they are bulky and may break.
- Pack fragile or breakable items with extra care and attentions. If required use more layers of wrapping sheets or bubble wrap for support.
- Use wadded newspapers or crushed papers to fill empty spaces inside boxes or cartons.
3 – Make Sure to pack Everything that belongs In a Particular room together in a Room labeled Box.
It also makes unpacking easier once you get where your going. Start packing one room at a time, packing smaller items first to get them out the way. Carefully mark and tape each box so you can find everything when you unpack.
4 – Pack and “Open first” Box.
This will mostly include items that you need to use on a day to day basis. It may be useful to include items like dish soap, a sponge, a roll of paper towels, kleenex, a couple of pens, scissors, plastic, paper plates, forks, bottles, and bath towels for each family member etc. Think about small handy items you might want access to before you unpack all the boxes. Keep in mind people will need to wash their hands, eat, and shower long before you are done unpacking on the other end of the move.
5 – pack a suitcase or box for each family member several days in advance.
Include a personal size bar of soap, new toothbrush and toothpaste, towel and washcloth, disposable razor if needed, some relaxing clothes (sweats or something similar) and to complete changes of clothes, and anything else you know each person will need during the first few days (while everything else is in boxes). Keep these boxes in a safe place where they will not be mixed in with everything else.
6 – Create a Moving file or Folder with Important paperwork You will Need during the Move.
By keeping a folder or file of important paperwork it will help you stay organized and have a way to reference back on things you may need during the move. Examples of things to keep handy would be moving truck reservations, moving estimates and paperwork, hotel reservations, contact information for important people, any important documents you would need before you have the chance to unpack. Keep this file in a safe place.
7 – Begin taking Apart any Large items and Placing all Hardware in Double thick Ziploc bags according to contents and room.
Keep all bags in one box with the proper tools. Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers etc. this will make it easier to put everything back together when you have moved in.
8 – Make sure to Keep the Box of Hardware and Tools in a central Place where Everyone can find It.
This will make reassembling much easier. Also include small things like video earplugs, remote controls, boxes of nails and things you will need immediately after moving in.
9 – Stack the boxes when finishing filling, taping, and labeling them.
Try to keep them stacked in the rooms that you have finished packing. Keep all power strips and extension cords and grounded adapters in one specific box they will be much easier to find later. Clearly label the hardware box and the extension cord box. Consider spray painting both boxes bright yellow or red. Please all the screws or bolts back into an item after it has been taken apart. This way, you can connect the bed or put the lampshade back on immediately instead of searching for them.
10 – Search each Room and make Sure that Everything has been Removed.
Anything left behind placed together in one room.
11 – On move Day do a final Walk-through.
Remember that when the truck has been filled on move day and the movers tell you that they have everything take a few moments to check each room to make sure nothing has been left behind. This is your own responsibility. When you are certain that each room is clean then it is time to shut the door and leave!
We hope this guide will help you during the moving process and on move day. If you need any further support or have any concerns at all, our customer support is here to help you. You can contact us by email or phone.13 views0 commentsPost not marked as liked